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Just got back MCAT and need opinions

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by specialmix12, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. specialmix12

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    I need help with my school list. I have applied and filled out secondaries for a lot of these schools but I am wondering if I should add more even though it is getting late in the cycle.

    Stats:
    cGPA 3.75, sGPA 3.8, and MCAT 27 :( but improved to 518

    I have about 100 hours of clinical volunteering and 70 hours of shadowing

    A lot of research including an HHMI research award, summa cum laude honors, and poster presentations. Publication hopefully this year.

    Other types of volunteering: I was a member of a global public health group and was president senior year also have some other various volunteering activities.

    School list so far:

    Rosalind Franklin
    Medical College of Wisconsin
    UW Madison
    University of Colorado
    Thomas Jefferson
    Loyola
    Wake Forest
    Rush
    Case Western Reserve
    Dartmouth
    Duke

    Any thoughts would be helpful
     
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  3. benjamin94559

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    you can probably add some for top-middle tier scores as your mcat is equivalent to a 35-36 and your gpa is relatively solid and your ecs seem fine on the superficial level i can judge from what you've given. although you are relatively late in the cycle so i'm not totally sure how that changes the game
     
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  4. cardzkp

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    Congrats on the improvement! What state are you from? I would recommend at least 20 schools (maybe some of the low-yield privates, and of course state schools).
     
  5. Goro

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    Dartmouth likes non-trads, so try a different school, like BU.

    Is U CO your state school???

    Think about Hofstra, Emory, Tulane, U Miami and Keck

     
  6. specialmix12

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    Ahhhh I really like Dartmouth and would love to go there.

    CU is not my state school, Wisconsin is. I do have some strong ties to CU however.

    Thanks for the advice!
     
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    Thanks! I am very happy with the new score. I am from Wisconsin.

    That is the number I have in mind. Is there any particular schools you have in mind?
     
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    Unless you lived in CO for a significant amount of time, or you went o college there, you don't have ties. Try U WI instead.

     
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    Your list looks ok outside of Dartmouth and Colorado.

    I would definitely recommend applying to more than 11 schools unless it is simply financially impossible(in which case you need to focus on lower tiers)
    Here are some more schools that might be worth considering adding. Strongly consider all of the schools Goro listed as well

    USC
    Rochester
    Einstein
    Oakland
    Quinnipac
    VCU
    Eastern Virginia
    Wake Forest
    Tufts
    Albany
    NYMC
    Pitt
    Northwestern
     
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